This high-quality multicultural series introduces young readers to the festivals and traditions of some of the most fascinating countries in the world. The cross section of peoples and lands included in Festivals of the World underscores the uniqueness of each people and the cultural diversity found on our planet. Every volume is written in a lively style with numerous contemporary photographs that encourage further study of our worldwide neighborhood. The key to mutual respect and understanding is firsthand familiarity with other cultures.
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33 feet Aarau alpenhorn alpine Appenzell herdsman's Appenzell region Ash Wednesday Austria Bern Boogg called Silvesterklause called Wilhelm Tell cheese children while waving Christians Chunks of white Clique colored lanterns colorful parade competitions are held Constantine cornstarch cow fights cows are brought decorated cowbells decorated with flowers dress in historic dressed as tailors Emmentaler Fasnacht in Basel festival to celebrate flowers and bells Fondue German Gessler giant cowbell Glue Gruyere Guggenmusig guildsmen Honoring the lanterns Interlaken jackets Julian calendar Lake Zurich lantern and costumes lapels large paper cup LIECHTENSTEIN macaroni medieval costumes MONTREUX Morgenstreich nutmeg participants play called Wilhelm playfully chase Pope Gregory Pope Gregory XIII Roman SAINT NICHOLAS scissors Sechselauten parade Silvesterklause celebrates singing six o'clock snowman streets string summer Swiss costumes Swiss countryside Swiss wrestling Switzerland town traditional costumes traditional Swiss two-pronged forks Urnasch village wear huge headdresses WILLIAM TELL FESTIVAL Winterthur woodpile yodeling competition